Testing for Musical Aptittude: An Examination of Methods in use t the Present Time and a Discussion of Correlated Factors and Abilities

Graduation Date

Spring 1968

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Granting Institution

Catholic University of America

Program Name



Upon returning to college after several years of raising small children, the writer found graduate study leading her in two directions at once, into science and music courses, while continuing her private piano teaching. Secondary credential course requirements such as Secondary School Curriculum and Measurement and Evaluation made the writer aware for the first time of the comparatively few musical aptitude tests that are frequently used. Her curiosity was sufficiently aroused to ask several music teachers which methods they preferred, and upon receiving a great variety of replies a questionnaire was sent out to several school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area, results of which small survey appear in this paper.

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